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Top-10 stories of the week about Monaco

This week’s news in Monaco was very diverse: art and sports, a true detective story with a robbery of a jewelry store, high-tech construction and environmental protection. So make sure you know all about it.

1. Top-7 Monaco Princely news: Prince Albert II Receives Honorary Doctorate in Paris

Prince Albert II gave out diplomas and honored Red Cross Monaco volunteers after they completed a First Aid training course.  Helping volunteers quickly and skillfully respond to an emergency incident is the aim of the training course offered by the Monegasque Red Cross.

2. 7th E-commerce One to One showed the future of commerce

E-Commerce One to One Monaco

Martine Pinville, Secretary of State in charge of Trade, met with professionals from the digital sector last week at the E-Commerce One to One show in Monaco.

All the figures of the world of the digital economy were there, where suits were sometimes worn with trainers and the Google booth was offering toppings for ice cream. This was not your typical business event.

3.  White Card: let it be Peace and Sport

HSH Prince Albert II and Mr Joel Bouzu at the official event held in Monaco by Peace and Sport Organization start the WhiteCard campaign 2017

At an official event held in Monaco, Peace and Sport’s President and former Olympic medalist Joel Bouzou joined His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, in calling for both athletes and citizens across the globe to participate in the annual #WhiteCard campaign. The initiative encourages people to take images of themselves holding up “white cards for peace” before posting them to social media.

4. Monaco’s 6th Book Fair – Literature Lovers


The 6th edition of the Monaco Book Fair (Salon du Livre de Monaco) took place on the 25th and 26th of March at the Méridien Beach Plaza Hotel in their sea-view Salon Atlantique.

This unique event, placed under the High Patronage of S.A.S. Prince Albert II, was created in 2012 by the association “Les Rencontres Littéraires Fabian Boisson” to promote the diverse aspects of literature to the public.

5. Festival of Gardens

Festival of Gardens

The first Festival of Gardens will begin on the 1st of April and will last one month. The festival will unfold throughout the department and may become a regular event. The estimated budget for it is €600,000. The month of festivities dedicated to the richness of the Azurean landscapes, will be divided into two parts: the main festival, which includes a competition for creating landscapes and an “off” festival.

6. Monaco Cycling Criterium – Paco Alonso Trophy

Monaco Cycling Criterium – Paco Alonso Trophy

This Sunday the theme of the day was cycling, as the 44th edition of the Monaco Cycling Criterium – Paco Alonso Trophy took place, topping off an athletic month in the Principality. Around 150 cyclists of all ages signed up to take part in the racing event that loops around the Port Hercule.

7. The socca master returns to Condamine


In this article, you will learn about the Monegasque love for the dish known as socca and chef Roger Charton from the Condamine market. After eleven months of absence, Charton, an emblematic figure of the Condamine for nearly forty years, has gone back to the kitchen… to the joy of the Monegasque people.

8. Caviar dreams coming to Monaco

Caviar Kaspia

Flavio Briatore is bringing Assunta Madre and Caviar Kaspia to Monaco.

Owner of several establishments in Monaco, entrepreneur Flavio Briatore is pleased to announce the opening of the restaurant Assunta Madre, in partnership with the owners, a family of fish traders.

9. 10 Monaco star restaurants: Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse

Louis XV - Alain Ducasse
From “Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco book with Wine Pairing Guide” book

We start a series of articles about Michelin restaurants in Monaco where you will learn not only about the signature dishes of the restaurants but also exclusive interviews with the best star chefs and sommeliers. Discover 10 unique stories about culinary marvels of Monaco!

Le Louis XV is iconic, a three Michelin star restaurant offering a unique culinary experience inspired by Alain Ducasse, one of the greatest Chefs of recent times.

10.  Mercedes chief Toto Wolff insists new regulations increased competition

Hamilton, Toto Wolff, Valtteri Bottas
Hamilton, pictured with team principal Toto Wolff and new team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Source:

Formula One‘s new rules are ‘just what the doctor ordered’, even if rival teams have become more competitive, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. 2017 features one of the biggest regulation shake-ups since the introduction of hybrid turbo power units in 2014. This time bodywork and tyres are the centre of attention…

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